Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has been released. This release features a couple of few somewhat major changes both in the Unity desktop shell and in the operating system core. For instance, after all these years of criticism, Unity desktop now allows users to move the application launcher to … Read more

Simplenote Text Editor Now Available for GNU/Linux & Windows

Simplenote is a minimalist looking and a versatile syncing text editor that was only available for Mac OS previously. Not anymore though, because Simplenote developers have just released a new version finally enabling the application to natively run on both Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux operating systems. You can use Simplenote for creating reminders, taking notes or for even creating … Read more

‘Linux’ Performance Monitoring (& Tuning) Tools Maps – Because a picture is Worth a Thousand Words

As GNU/Linux system engineers or administrators, knowing the type utilities that can be used to monitor, troubleshoot and fine-tune a system is a vital part of the skill one should posses. However, unless one will be using many of these tools each and everyday, it’s difficult to memorize all of them. That’s why Brendan Gregg, who’s a senior … Read more

I Forgot My Administrator Password [Fix]

Yesterday after setting up my CentOS 7 (minimal install) virtual machine, I forgot my administrator password. To make things worse, I didn’t give administrative privileges to the default user (one that you get to create while installing) either. So at the end, I basically ended up with a useless user account (ai yai yai!). Luckily, as a fix, without reinstalling … Read more